• CCHS Science Dept. sends thanks

    The Casey County High School science department would like to thank the Casey County Bank and the Casey County Hospital for donating their used ink cartridges for our recycling program. The used ink cartridges are packed and sent to “Cartridges for Kids,” a non-profit recycling organization. The CCHS science department then receives money for the cartridges, which is used to buy lab supplies and activities for the science classes.

  • Giving opens the door to God’s blessings

    I agree with Mr. Thompson on all points (letter to the editor, Nov. 16).
    The Bible doesn’t speak of tithing after Jesus went to the cross, but speaks of giving instead. I believe when we give we open the door to God’s blessings.
    The Bible tells us we are to support the church in I Corinthians, chapter 9. I Corinithians 9:14, “Even so has the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.”

  • Disappointment in elected officials

    I am greatly disappointed by our elected officials in Washington and their inaction on balancing the budget. So today I sent both of our senators the following message, hoping to get them started.
    Suggestion for cutting costs:
    Foreign Aid: Examine: Cut.
    Congressional pay, pensions and housekeeping allowances: Examine: Cut.
    White House budget: Examine: Cut.
    U.S. Federal Transportation: Examine how many limousines and aircraft are owned by the U.S. government: Examine: Cut very deeply.

  • Not too late to save quality of life

    The United States citizens are no longer represented by our government.
    They have bankrupted this country by sending our children to wars like Vietnam. Our taxes are being spent to finance these wars.
    They spent our Social Security money they had no right to touch except for Social Security retirement.
    They have allowed our jobs to be sent overseas — which allows child labor.
    Our tax money is being spent for everything but the quality of life in the United States.

  • Please stop stealing road signs

    I’m writing in regards to the disappearances of road signs, especially my road, Pee Dee Creek Road.
    We have lived on this creek for many, many years, but for the last few years every time a sign is put up, it won’t be there but for maybe a week and someone tears it down and does God knows what with them.

  • Rowell got it wrong on tithing

    Mr. Rowell says you’re stealing fron God if you don’t give a tithe. (Larry Rowell’s column of Nov. 9.)
    In the New Testament, in 1 Corinthians 16:2 KJV, we learn that “Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.”  Therefore, giving as you have been prospered could very well require many to give more than 10 percent.
    Tithing is not mentioned after Christ’s death; it is Jewish law that does not apply to the New Testament Christian.

  • Thanks for supporting local food pantry

    We are in the grip of the worst financial crisis our country has experienced in my lifetime. People are struggling all over our country. They’ve lost jobs, many have lost homes. So many people are still unemployed or are working longer hours for far less pay. To make matters worse they face price increases at the grocery, the gas pump and even keeping the lights on is a struggle.
    Yet, in the midst off all this struggle the people of Casey County have given with such generosity that I am in awe.

  • Expresses opinions on politics, government

    Bob Ellis wrote a letter, “Too many government programs” in the Oct. 26, 2011 issue. Yet he addresses only Social Security and Medicare. These are the only two programs that are of any real benefit for older Americans.
    Social Security was designed to be self-sustaining. In other words, if you worked you paid into the Social Security fund. Medicare was designed to help offset the cost of health care with taxpayer dollars. Social Security was established Aug. 14, 1935. Medicaid was established in 1964. Medicare was established in 1965.

  • Newspapers and TV need to get it right

    Mr. Vassallo is right. True information is getting hard to come by nowadays in newspapers or by TV news (letter to the editor, Oct. 19 issue). Like Bill Clinton had trouble with what “is” is.
    Seems like TV news and newspapers are having trouble with what truth is.
    Bob Ellis

  • Supports Johnson’s Christian values

    If you want the 2012 presidential candidate to win Kentucky’s electoral votes, who receives the most lawful votes, then vote for Bill Johnson for Secretary of State. If you want President Obama to get Kentucky’s electoral vote because groups like Acorn transport the same people from precinct to precinct, vote for Alice Lundergen Grimes.